• Missal (detail), 1469. Bartolomeo Caporali (Italian, c. 1420–c. 1505), assisted by Giapeco Caporali (Italian, died 1478). Ink, tempera, silver and burnished gold on vellum (400 folios; 3 full-page illuminations; 31 historiated initials); 35 x 25 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2006.154
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The 'Wild-Herb Taste' of Umbrian Painting in the Later Fifteenth Century

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
Recital Hall

In The Central Italian Painters of the Renaissance (1897) Bernard Berenson asked: “What did the Central Italians contribute to the magic of Renaissance art?” adding that “Even Umbrian painting is [now] being studied for its own wild-herb taste, and not merely in its Florentine phases.” Dr. Tom Henry of the University of Kent discusses the particular contribution of the Umbrians to the Italian Renaissance, and will relate this to the Caporali exhibition by referring to works painted for the church of San Francesco in Montone.

This lecture is part of the Caporali Lecture Series, complementing the exhibition The Caporali Missal: A Masterpiece of Renaissance Illumination, on view February 17 – June 2, 2013. Co-sponsored by Cleveland State University.